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a pre-tax profit margin of 17. %, she said she would revisit those goals for the pretax profit margins for that unit in mid year once, again, the final acquisition or the last leg of that brokerage unit has been completed. the year over year decline in fixed income commodities and currency trading was down 42%. she said it was due to the very strong first quarter of 2012. that was due to some hejs that had helped put on for its clients. however, she did note on a quarter over quarter basis trading was up. retail activity among the brokerage clients was strong in january and february. it did taper off a little bit in march on concerns about some of the issues we saw. cyprus the big run-up in the market, et cetera. april got off to a slightly stronger start as well. she said ceo confidence when it comes to m and a, she said right now ceos are looking out to the second half of the year. there is concerns about the profit outlook there and that's holding them back a little bit. debt and equity underwriting remain strong. >> thank you, mary. a lot of information you had from that conversati
of the $8,000 tax credits for buying a home, now, i want to refinance. >> as longs you stay in the house three years, that is a deal for those that got the $8,000 is that you have to stay in the house three years. you can refinance all you want no. problems. however, if you move before three years you'll have to give some back. >> all right. we have this one from jennifer ge mailed is it legal for a res strunt say it's policy not to seat a party of fwhun a certain area of a restaurant? >> they can. as long as it's knots discrimination about race, or who you are as a person any of those issues we know about as long as it's not based on that and it's based on it being because you're alone they can do it. if you don't think that is the reason i want to you contact me we'll check it out. >> up next lawmakers plan to let bart serve alcohol until 4:00 in the morning. >> some argue this is a public safety issue who. won the debate today? >> in the newsroom coming up red bag flags being raised into the hot summer months. leaders feeling the heat. and the bay area charter school with national >>>
be another one of those. but you have had the payroll tax increase go into effect. you've had sequestration go into effect. you have no growth in people's incomes. that was the more disappointing numbers out of the last unemployment insurance report. and if people don't have money, they can't spend money. and finally, we're being affected in the slowdown in europe in particular and the slowdown in the emerging markets. our export growth has fallen to about zero at the moment because there isn't demand overseas for our products. so it feels like a little bit of a soft spot, but we'll see. >> how much of this is consumer confidence, do you think? >> consumer confidence definitely plays a role. but consumers right now don't have the money to spend. and if they went out and spent, they'd be borrowing money. i don't think -- i think it's a more fundamental problem in a way than consumer confidence. >> steve, my long wait yesterday trying to get up to new york, in the lounge was tim geithner waiting for the flight, as well. i asked him, we're seeing these good signs in the economy, how much of it
overwhelmingly to take up a bill that could impose sales tax on all internet sales. today's vote clears the way for debate and attempts later this week. it would then go to the house of representatives. the bill would exempt online retailers with less than a million a year in sales. >>> protesters in san francisco used the annual environmental event as a call to arms. [ drums beating ] >> at the epa's regional headquarters, a diversion crowd of demonstrators spoke out against a variety of problems. they criticized the investigation into last summer's richmond refinery fire and also protested against hydraulic fracking for natural gas. >> we're here to ask the epa to stop the expansion of the toxic wasteland filling our town. >> these people are really frustrated. many of them low-income minority folks from the bay area that feel like there's too much pollution in the neighborhoods. >> the protesters then marched to the state department offices where they stepped up their protests to civil disobedience. the epa administrator said 40 years after the first earth day, the planet is still hurting,
the senate voting to move a bill forward that if passed would require sales tax to be collected on certain internet purchases. >>> the first look at google glass. it's the latest way of taking internet with you. we will show you what it can do tonight at 6:45. it is in the hands and over the eyes of a few people in the bay area and it is already getting a lot of attention. >> looking forward to seeing that story. >>> in the south bay a scare for a lot of shoppers. there were voluntary evacuations at valley fair mall this morning after a construction crew hit a gas line. a contractor hit the service line around 8:00 this morning. the line was properly marked. the leak was stopped by about 9:30 a.m. >>> byob in most of san mateo county. shoppers will have to bring their own bags or get charged at the grocery store. the plastic bag ban goes into place in dozens of stores. the rule applies to grocery stores and convenient stores but not restaurants. the new law urges people to bring reusable bags. shoppers without bags will be charged 10 cents for each paper bag. plastic can be used for produc
of the payroll tax cut, $80 per month as significant for most families. ghost was groceries, rent, gasoline. grant of lawful status further increases the influx of illegal immigrants. further forcing out low skilled the wage the pressing and employment levels of those americans. leadsition to that, that to more americans depending on the government. that the for the federal government, due deliberation be given to the effect of that grant on the wage and employment levels of low skilled americans because the evidence before the commission is that grant of said status is not without substantial cost to the american worker. thank you. >> as of all witnesses, a full statement will remain part of the record. the president of the american action forum. good to have the year. please go ahead. >> thank you chairman. it is a privilege to be here today i submitted a written statement for the record. let me briefly make three points. the immigration reform bill before you as many aspects. there are important security considerations, economic impact, legal issues but at its core, immigration reform re
't is happy to leap. somebody right of center. that's why they were hypothesizing about tax day all day long. i'm happy to have a moratorium waiting to jump conclusions. we don't get that in all situations. only get that when the guy in question has youtube links going to al qaeda and other extremist imams. >> bill: juan, you need to read what this guy posted on social media. i have got to governmental i seen it i want to be very sure before i leap. let me say one last thing, bill. you were right to say to broekhoff, do you want us to send troops over there? because more people, more civilians. >> bill: of course. >> bill: will die. if the troops have to invade. i don't understand why they don't see that. >> bill: i want you to do me a favor, mary katharine. >> will do. >> bill: go to tom pro-call's house and get him on the program. >> i will see what i can do for you. >> bill: directly ahead. did the fbi screw up and allow one of the boston terrorists free reign when he was doing questionable things. more on that moments away. arigato! we are outta here! finding you the perfect place. hotel
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